This committee works to raise awareness with CUPE members of international issues and the common interests and struggles of workers around the world. The committee supports and reports to the membership on CUPE BC’s worker-to-worker projects, which are aimed at building links between the labour movement in Canada and the developing world.

Through our partnerships with progressive organizations such as CoDevelopment Canada and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, as well as our work with the CUPE National Global Justice Committee, the International Solidarity Committee works to build membership capacity and participation in support of workers’ rights in Canada and internationally.

Committee members

Lisa Beare
Local 4078
Susan Blair
Local 2098
Monica Brady
Local 2052
Val Cadamia
Local 728
Kirsten Daub
Local 1004
Kamal Gautam
Local 1
Dan Gawthrop
Staff advisor
John Hall
Local 3500
Andrew Ledger
Alternate Regional Vice President Metro Vancouver, Local 1004
Deena Martineau
Local 748
Shehnaz Motani
Local 2950
Carol E. Nordby
Local 389
Jas Parmar
Local 2012
Drew Parris
Alternate Diversity Vice President Representing Workers of Colour, Local 1
Harmony Raine
Local 3500
Dale Whitford
Local 951
Susan Zander
Staff advisor